Nick Drake ‎– Five Leaves Left

Island Records ‎– ILPS 9105
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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A1 Time Has Told Me
Bass – Danny ThompsonElectric Guitar – Richard ThompsonPiano – Paul Harris (2)
A2 River Man
Arranged By – Harry Robinson
A3 Three Hours
Bass – Danny ThompsonCongas – Rocki Dzidzornu
A4 Day Is Done
Arranged By – Robert Kirby
A5 Way To Blue
Arranged By – Robert Kirby
B1 'Cello Song
Bass – Danny ThompsonCello – Clare LowtherCongas – Rocki Dzidzornu
B2 The Thoughts Of Mary Jane
Arranged By – Robert Kirby
B3 Man In A Shed
Bass – Danny ThompsonPiano – Paul Harris (2)
B4 Fruit Tree
Arranged By – Robert Kirby
B5 Saturday Sun
Bass – Danny ThompsonDrums, Vibraphone – Tristam Fry*Piano – Nick Drake

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Released on a pink Island label with black ''block'' logo, in a fold-out cover.
This release should be used for the smooth label pressing from Phonodisc ltd. The rough label version pressed by Orlake can be found here Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
'Day Is Done' & 'Way To Blue' track listing is reversed on first cover and also label. Label is corrected on subsequent pressings. Album actually plays 'Way to Blue' followed by 'Day is Done'.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): ILPS 9105 A//2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): ILPS 9105 B//2

Other Versions (5 of 71) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9105 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9105 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9105 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS 9105 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Nick Drake Five Leaves Left(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Island Records none Unknown
AN-7010 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left(LP, Album) Antilles AN-7010 US 1976 Sell This Version
IMCD 8 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 8 UK Unknown Sell This Version


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July 11, 2019
An absolutely brilliant record, both in terms of writing and performance and in production. Joe Boyd gets out of the way and lets Drake's voice and guitar shine. Other instrumentation is sparse and gorgeous. The real standout, however, is the string arrangements.

I have a recent Island Records reissue on what feels like 200g vinyl. It sounds really good, but it is my second copy, and both were pretty badly warped. So beware.


October 18, 2018
Holy shit this album is amazing . . . .


February 20, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
A great album. All of Nick's albums are great. Love his voice and guitar. I'm mainly into punk stuff and love him dearly. I consider this the first folk record I ever got into. "River Man" is my favorite song off this album. It's a good end-of-the-day song. Good for when you're depressed, drinking beer and watching the sun go down on a hot summer day. RIP. Hard to believe he passed away at only 26.

I'd heard the name Nick Drake off and on for years and assumed he was a 70-something year old music legend. Didn't really know who he was. Quite surprising when I finally heard him and realized he had died decades before and was quite young. His name is quite handsome.


October 20, 2015
Very 1st pressings are on textured Pink Block Label - 'Polydor' Pressing
This can be easily identified by the textured matte label with the ridge around the edge. The album is on heavy vinyl and the matrix numbers are ILPS 9105 A//2 & ILPS 9105 B//2 (A//3 - A//3 varients exist) which are machine stamped. There isn't an A1/B1 matrix pink label. All of these are Pink Rim labels and probably unofficial reissues. The gatefold sleeve was printed by Ernest J. Day and the track order for Day is Done and Way to Blue is reversed. The labels show the correct track order listing. The Island Records address on the back is Basing Street, London W11.